Ovie Muntean is a proud American Patriot, successful business owner, and advocate for U.S. Veterans. He is the chief operating officer of Northwest Battle Buddies. He is the proud father of three children, two of whom served in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force. Ovie loves his adopted country and raises his children and grandchildren to understand the value and ultimate price of freedom. He is honored and devoted to serving our American heroes, who battle PTSD daily, empowering them to lead healthy and meaningful lives with the help of a service dog.
From an early age, Ovie Muntean learned that freedom is everything. Born and raised in Transylvania, Romania.
Ovie grew up under the Communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, widely considered the 2nd most brutal regime of the 20th century. For millions of Romanians like Ovie, life during this time meant strict government control over almost every aspect of everyday life. Media and all sources of information were strictly controlled. The freedom to speak one’s mind without fear of reprisal, or to choose one’s job or career path, simply did not exist. Ceausescu’s authoritarian government-dictated where you could go, what you learned, and what basic resources you could access. Elections offered a choice of only one candidate, whose secret police imprisoned, tortured, and executed millions of citizens over the years. At age 15, Ovie witnessed firsthand the power of one individual to make seismic changes. In 1981, Romania was seeking “Favored Nation” status and trade relations with the free world. To protest the inability of Romanian citizens to emigrate freely, Ovie’s father, John Muntean, began a hunger strike that drew international attention. After 27 days, the government forcibly relented, and John was able to secure visas for over 50 family members, all of whom found their way to America. John’s protest was the Romanian equivalent of “the shot heard ’round the world” of 1776. Hundreds of thousands of Romanians would follow suit in the following years, finally able to flee the oppressive regime.
11/2021 Freemont County Republican Party, Riverton, WY
08/2021 Camp Rockfish, Raeford, NC
07/2021 Washakie County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner, Worland, WY
05/2021 National Federation of Republican Womens’ Convention, Bastrop, TX
07/2019 Wyoming Republican Party Celebration, Cody, WY